Leave No Trace, the follow-up to Fool’s Gold’s self-titled debut, does not divert from the dancy fun times that were introduced back in 2009. Luke Top and Lewis Pesacov continue infusing African beats and rhythms to the ten tracks that comprise the new album out August 16.
Lewis has been a busy boy fronting his other band Foreign Born and producing Best Coast’s debut album. He even has been tapped to compose some Afro-beats for a recent Nike commercial. His creative energies aren’t dry when you hear the opening track, “A Dive”, as percussions are a blaze. One can’t help but shuffle side to side. The party continues on with “Wild Window” from the early sound of lasers. Yes friends, lasers! Check it out below.
In the middle of the album is the track “Balmy” which saunters in with a slow jam Bollywood cadence. I have to say the second half the album is stronger with stellar tracks like “Tel Aviv” sung in Luke’s native tongue of Hebrew and “Bark and Bite” reminds me of the fervor in Lewis’ other band Foreign Born. Last but definitely not least, “Lantern” serves as a perfect doo-wop close set against lovely wind instruments. Fool’s Gold hits the jackpot again with Leave No Trace.
8.3 – Los Angeles, CA / Greek Theatre
8.6 – Seattle, WA / Seattle Center
8.22 – Las Vegas, NV / Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
9.3 – Los Angeles, CA / FYF Fest
9.13 – Tulsa, OK / Cain’s Ballroom
9.14 – San Marcos, TX / Texas Music Theatre
9.17 – Austin, TX / Austin City Limits
9.18 – Chicago, IL / Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements Festival
9.19 – Columbus, OH / Skully’s
9.20 – Philadelphia, PA / Kung Fu Necktie
9.21 – Washington, DC / Black Cat
9.22 – New York, NY / Mercury Lounge
9.24 – Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl
10.1 – San Francisco, CA / Brick and Mortar Music Hall